The baby clinics are run by all of the doctors for child developmental checks and immunisations and allow an opportunity to discuss other problems, eg sleeping, feeding and child health worries.
This is run by the Practice Nurse in conjunction with Doctors, by appointment only.
Most of our diabetic patients have their annual review with our Nurse Practitioner but sometimes a doctor will perform this review within their normal surgery.
Contraceptive care is provided by all the doctors during surgery hours. Dr Bhogal has special interest in family planning and women's health and is trained in inserting the Implanon contraceptive device.
All the doctors carry out minor surgical procedures at the surgery by appointment and the doctors will be happy to advise you on this.
The doctors are happy to carry out medicals, eg insurance and driving licence, by appointment outside surgery hours. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment. Please ask at reception for the charges for these services.
Travel Immunisations / Vaccinations
Please ensure you submit your travel form in plenty of time before your date of travel - you will need to allow 7 days from the date of submitting your form before contacting the surgery to make an appointment. All travel vaccinations require a minimum of two weeks for them to become effective, therefore we will not administer vaccinations less than two weeks before your date of travel. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception.
We run clinics Monday Thursday and Friday mornings where blood samples are taken by qualified staff and sent on for laboratory analysis.
We run weekly Warfarin clinics, the main one being on a Thursday afternoon between 1.15pm and 5pm but there are other slots available should a patient need to be seen earlier.
Annual Health Checks
Our Nurse Practitioner sees patients who suffer with a chronic disease annually, letters of invitation are sent to patients with blood forms if applicable. Patients who are housebound and have a chronic disease are visited at home.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, and residents of nursing and rest homes. Please contact the reception staff in October for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are housebound, a home visit will be arranged to administer the vaccine.
Our nurses can measure your air flow and volume to indicate your lung health by appointment.
The practice has a visiting dietician. They can be seen by appointment usually on Wednesdays.